How to wear pastel makeup: 7 Beauty Panel tips for doing baby blues, pinks and purples right


How to wear pastel makeup

Anjali Handa
Toronto | Rock That Look

Pastel shades. Friend and foe. While I love the variety of eye shadow shades available this season, I don’t particularly gravitate toward blues, greens and purples for an everyday look. I still like to incorporate the light shimmers and beautiful colours associated with pastels, so with my skin tone, I tend to go more neutral with pinks, corals and whites. These are foolproof shades that can work with most outfits on most occasions. One of my favourite base shadows for a pastel look is Annabelle’s Smoothie Eye Shadow pencil in Melonade. On my skin tone it creates a beautiful melon-toned sheen that can be left alone or played with. In this look, I dusted a light layer of pink shimmer on top to create a cooler shade. Because I am a sucker for intensity, I made sure to use a black liner on the bottom waterline and finish the look with a dark coat of mascara. his allows me to showcase the pastel look while also adding the intensity I am used to.

Another place I like to play with pastels is on the lips. Trying to avoid the dreaded too-light-for-your-own-good ’90s look, I am careful to choose pastel-coloured lippies that have a warm undertone. For this look, I snagged Annabelle’s Twist Up Retractable Lipstick Crayon in “Absolute.” It goes on as smooth as a lip balm but leaves the finish of a creamy lipstick. It’s just the right pink to fit in the pastel trend without being too cheeky or stuck in the ’90s. What I love best about this look is that it lets me stay neutral while adding hints of the pastel trend where appropriate.

Products used: Annabelle Smoothie Eye Shadow Pencil in “Melonade,” Annabelle Twist Up Retractable Lipstick Crayon in “Absolute,”Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation, L’Oréal Voluminous Smouldering Liner in “Black,” Essence I Love Extreme Volume Mascara in “Black”

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